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Here are some of the references my clients have kindly sent me about my services as a driver and guide

From the Schramm Family - Switzerland

Schramm family and Ketut with baby

Because of Ketut's outstanding service, we could explore bali in a perfect way.

Ketut shared his knowledge with us and supported us in any way. We - four adults - were travelling with three babies, what means is that not everything went as planned. Ketut had always a solution and is the most patient driver we ever had.

Besides that, we've found a friend we can trust blindly.

We can recommend Ketut in any way. He is truly a safe Bali driver.

From Nuttasan and Wachira - Thailand

Wachira and Nuttasan

It was first time for us at Bali ... Me and my girlfriend really excited, what we see in the place where we haven't been before. We are really impress about the culture and traditional and most important is Ketut... For me and my girlfriend, he the best ever driver in Bali... He bring us to see all the things in Bali ...

Such a nice guy. The way we feel about Ketut, we feel like Ketut is our friend not just our driver . We quite sure that, we will back to Bali again next year .... We miss you ...... Keep in touch....

From Linda Brophy - Californis, USA

Safe in th the new hotel

I have known Ketut for almost four years now. Having traveled to south, east and west Bali with Ketut I have witnessed his safe driving skills first hand. I have toured with him and he so kindly brought along a beautiful sarong and sash, so that I could enter the sacred temples.

He has a vast knowledge of Balinese life and culture which has allowed me to learn about this beautiful and complex country.

During my most recent trip to Bali in June 2012, I inadvertently got myself into a sticky situation by making a poor choice in accomodation. After a night of being bitten by numerous bugs and somewhat hysterical, I called Ketut for help. To my relief, he immediately came and picked me up. He then proceeded to find far more beautiful and less expensive accomodation for me than I could have ever found on my own. He saved my Bali vacation.

Whether he is picking you up at the airport, taking you on a tour, providing transport to remote areas of Bali or helping you set up your new villa, Ketut is always professional, knowledgable, patient, helpful, organized, and kind.

Ketut is definitely a person you want to know in Bali.

From Greg Roberts and Ian Reed - Queensland, Australia

Ian and Greg with Ketut at Pura Kehen

Ketut has been known to us for some 12 years. During that time he has not only been our safe and reliable English speaking driver, but also a friend and informative travelling companion.

He is well versed in the history and culture of his native Bali and his charm has ensured we have come to know and love Bali too.

His knowledge of Batik is extensive (his own shop is in Jalan Hanoman Ubud) and his restaurant recommendations are the best.

But what makes him special is not so much his formal advice and commentary but his willingness to share his own family life with those he trusts. We recall a visit to his family village as just as memorable as our visit to the Pura Besakih temple complex on Gunung Agung.

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ketut to any visitor to Bali – the’’ Island of the Gods”

From Mirella Blaauw - The Netherlands

Hello Travellers and Bali-explorers,

Bali, the land of mystics, magic, love, beautiful landscapes and wonderful
lovely people, never felt so welcome in a country as it was in Bali. I've been here twice. Both times I've met Ketut Suwenda, a driver and tourist guide, who's located in Ubud, but working all over Bali.

His nickname is Safe Bali Driver and he sure is! But he is more...far more... He is really well knowing about what's going on in Bali. He can tell you everything you want to know about this wonderful country. His prices are really reasonable. It makes him happy, but sure it's also good for your wallet.

In good memories I was thinking back to Ketut, so when I went back to Bali in September, there was no doubt to 'hire' him again. It was a warm welcome to see him back again.

So what can I say about him....he sure is a very safe driver, he is very kind, fair prices, he is well knowing about Bali and he speaks very good English. A real gentleman who I can recommend for the best trips to explore Bali!

FRom the Kalikows - USA

Taking an elephant ride in Bali Elephant Park

We traveled to Bali last month, and based on a recommendation found in Frommers website. We arranged for Ketut Suwenda to be our driver and guide. He was wonderful -- an even better resource and than we'd hoped for, as well as being fun, good company, and a good friend.

Ketut is extremely knowledgeable, and works hard to make sure your vacation is full of wonderful times. For example, he found out which traditional Balinese dances were being performed at venues near where we'd be each day, as we traveled around Bali for our 2 weeks with him. He ensured we wouldn't miss seeing interesting things we might want to add to that day's itinerary, such as a spice and coffee plantation, or traditional Balinese village, etc. Our days were full of beautiful sights and interesting activities.

He phoned hotels to get information and help arrange accommodations for us on those nights when we'd not made advance reservations.

Ketut's car is very comfortable, clean, and cool. He's an excellent driver, careful and safe. Personally, he is friendly, helpful, reliable, and honest, and being with him added a great deal of fun as well as local expertise to our vacation. We would highly recommend him.

From Mr Takano - Tokyo, Japan

Ketut san niha bali ryokou de itumo osewa ni natte imasu.
Bali ni ha mou nandoka ryokou wo siteimasuga, saisyo no koro, tokuni kuroushita no ga Taxi no ryoukin kousyou desita.
Bali de ha taxi ha kojin taxi bakari nanode, souba no nanbai mono ryoukin wo teiji sareru koto ha nitijyousahanji de, kibou no gaku ni suru made no kousyou ni sugoku jikan ga kakari masu.

Ketut san ha, ryoukin ga hijyou ni ryoushinteki de aru noto, akaruku syoujikina sinraidekiru Hitogara nanode, kare to deatte kara ha maikai soraiba(driver) wo onegai site imasu.
Kotira no youbou mo dekiru kagiri oujite kureru node, kankou ya rejya(leisure) nado iroiro Onegai site miruto yoi to omoi masu.
Motiron, nihongo deno kaiwa ga dekimasu.(kono bunsyou ha ro-maji dessu ga…) Tokidoki muzukasii tango ha wakaranai youdesuga, denwa deno kaiwamo mondainai node
Komyunike-syon(communication) de kurou suru koto ha hotondo nai to omoi masu.

From Robert Boughey - Bangkok, Thailand

I have been to Bali multiple times before and am still in love with the island and its people. Last year, I decided to take my girlfriend for a little surprise holiday in Bali and met Ketut by chance at his store in Ubud. Both him and his family were very warm and kind the moment we met so we decided to ask him to be our guide.

To this day, whenever I know that someone will be traveling to Bali, I insist on them contacting Ketut. He took us around and showed us the most beautiful places on the island.

He also went far beyond his duty when he hiked up with us to top of one of the local volcano at 4 in the morning!!! I would recommend him to anyone and hope that you will enjoy the Bali experience as I have.

From Mary Leong - New Jersey, USA

My husband & I travel around the world quite a bit, mostly to quite unusual places. We returned to Bali for a two week stay. We found Bali's beauty surpassed only by the friendliness of its people.

We were also fortunate enough to come across a most wonderful driver and guide, Ketut Suwenda. His fees were very reasonable, and his knowledge of Balinese culture and various tourism information was excellent. He is also very honest & helpful.

I'm slightly handicapped, and he took special care to be sure that I was comfortable through our entire trip. He went out of his way to accommodate our plans. At times, he would work extremely long hours without complaint.

His main goal was to be sure that our vacation would be an unforgettable one. Well he succeeded wildly! We had the most wonderful time we could remember and we know that we will have Ketut as a friend in Bali to help us on our return.

From Jimmy - Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

We, me and my wife, were in Honeymoon in Bali. Mr Ketut and his kindly service has made our honeymoon is the most beautiful vacation. He takes us to enjoy the beautiful scene, fancy restaurants, balinese culture, traditional handicrafts, art, and cuisine, which is our interest.

Mr Ketut is an easy going person, friendly, and very listening person. He always understand what is our interest, that's why he always share his knowledge and experience of balinese culture, which we enjoy.

We personally recommend him to our friends and definitely will contact him when we come back to Bali for our second honeymoon next year, but then it will be three of us. Me, my wife and our beloved son, Sebastian.

From Maya Trujillo Ringe - Seatle, USA

Ketut picked us up from the airport upon our arrival and immediately suggested a lovely restaurant on the beach to have our first meal. Each morning, Ketut arrived an hour earlier than expected and was always available to meet our needs. He was not only a skilled driver but an excellent tour guide. He helped us plan our day so that we managed to see everything we wanted to and more!

He speaks very good English. He taught us how to exchange basic pleasantries and how to bargain with vendors. He suggested great restaurants and where we could get the best bargains. I never felt pressured or obligated to do anything suggested by Ketut--he does not make suggestion in order to gain something.

He is a warm and trustworthy man with a wonderful sense of humor and with an in depth knowledge of all parts of Bali.

Honestly, our trip could not have been as fulfilling without you and we very much appreciate all you did. I actually cried when we walked away from you - we got used to your smile, your bright energy and contagious laughter.

Ketut made Bali feel like home yet still an exciting adventure.

From Jasmijn Brasem - Holland

In October 2010 we spent two days together with Ketut: the first day we did a ‘Volcano tour’ and the second day Ketut drove us from Ubud to Lovina.

In these two days we’ve learned so much about Bali, the culture, the people and much more! Ketut also gave us some practical tips, which were very useful.

Thank you so much Ketut for taking such good care of us in Bali, we’ve had a wonderful time! And we hope to see you again!

These are just some of the testimonials from my past clients.

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